KSBA polls


Results of First Swarms in 2018 Survey

By: Shannon Trimboli In March, we started a survey asking people to report the first swarms they saw in each county this year. Twenty-four swarms were reported this year compared to forty-four when we did the same survey last year. Thank you to the all those who submitted data. The […]


Results of First Swarms in 2018 Survey

By: Shannon Trimboli In March, we started a survey asking people to report the first swarms they saw in each county this year. Twenty-four swarms were reported this year compared to forty-four when we did the same survey last year. Thank you to the all those who submitted data. The […]


Results of First Pollen in 2018 Survey

By: Shannon Trimboli In January, I started a KSBA poll asking everyone to report when you saw the first pollen coming into your hive. Thirteen people took the time to respond and their results are below. I apologize for not posting the results sooner, but April and May were crazy […]


Results of February’s Poll on Must-Have Books

In last month’s poll, I asked two questions. What are the 1-3 beekeeping books that every beginner should read? What are the 1-3 beekeeping books that every advanced beekeeper should have on their bookshelf? Two people, both of whom have over 5 years of experience keeping bees, responded. Their answers […]


March Poll – First Swarms of 2018

Hi Everyone, Last year I started these surveys as a way to share information and get to know each other a little better. The very first survey we did was about tracking the first swarms of 2017. Everyone seemed to enjoy that survey, so let’s do it again this year. […]


February Poll: Must-Have Books

February is a busy month. Bee schools are happening all across the state. Many people are thinking about getting into beekeeping for the first time. Others are trying to figure out how they are going to improve their apiary this year. At the heart of all those activities is education. […]


January 2018 Poll: First Pollen of the Year

Hi Everyone, We started doing these surveys last spring by asking everyone to share when they saw their first swarm. Many people seemed to be interested in that survey. As we start the new year, I thought it would be interesting to do a similar survey focused on when we […]


Results of Poll “What would you like to see KSBA do?”

By: Shannon Trimboli In our October poll, I asked “What would you like to see KSBA do?” Nineteen people responded to this poll and their responses can be found below. A big “thank you” to those who responded and an even bigger “thank you” to the nine people who said […]


October Poll – What would you like to see KSBA do?

By: Shannon Trimboli In the August poll about the Certified Kentucky Honey label, I provided lots of opportunities for people to add additional comments because I knew it was a complicated subject that would create strong opinions. I was right and the participants took full advantage of the spaces for […]